Duterte said Gordon ran for vice president. He didn't. (Philstar.com) - August 2, 2019 - 3:35am MANILA, Philippines — Lashing out for being criticized over placing former generals in key government positions, President Rodrigo Duterte recalled the previous attempt of his Senate collaborator, Sen. Richard Gordon, to secure a higher post. In a speech at a Bureau of Fire Protection event on Thursday night, Duterte claimed that Gordon did not gain the vice presidency and he neither stands a chance to do so. He advised Gordon to become vice president in another field. "You ran for vice president, but you did not win. Being a senator is your limit... You will really not become a vice president. If you want that title badly, create a private corporation," Duterte said in Filipino. "Make you family the incorporators of that corporation then appoint a... member of your family as president of the corporation, then find a way that … [Read more...] about Duterte said Gordon ran for vice president. He didn’t.
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Vice President Leni Robredo unfazed by charges Helen Flores (The Philippine Star) - July 22, 2019 - 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — Vice President Leni Robredo remains unperturbed by the filing of charges against her and other members of the opposition as well as Catholic clergy in connection with their alleged role in making and spreading the six-part “Ang Totoong Narcolist” videos. “(The case) will just make you scratch your head. You don’t know whether you’ll be happy or frightened for the country,” Robredo said over radio station dzXL. Last week, the Philippine National Police – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) filed complaints of sedition/inciting to sedition, cyber libel, libel, estafa and harboring a criminal/obstruction of justice against Robredo and 34 others. Robredo said she hopes the filing of charges against them is not a … [Read more...] about Vice President Leni Robredo unfazed by charges
MANILA—Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles was re-elected president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on Saturday during the group's plenary assembly at Pope Pius XII Catholic Center in UN Avenue. This will be Valles' last term. He was first elected to the position in July 2017, succeeding Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas. The CBCP also re-elected Bishop Pablo Virgilio David of Caloocan as vice president, Archbishop John Du as treasurer, and Fr. Marvin Mejia as secretary general. They will stay in office from December 1 to November 30, 2021. According to the CBCP constitution, its officials have a 2-year tenure, or a total of 4 to include the 2nd term when re-elected. About 83 bishops attended the ongoing assembly. Pope Francis reportedly assured his support to the CBCP members as they began their plenary assembly to discuss matters that affect the Church and the country, particularly the 500th anniversary of Christianity in the … [Read more...] about Davao Archbishop Valles re-elected CBCP president
Suspicious and intriguing developments A LAW EACH DAY (KEEPS TROUBLE AWAY) - Jose C. Sison (The Philippine Star) - May 24, 2019 - 12:00am People cannot really help but be intrigued and somewhat exasperated at the recent incident involving former Supreme Court Justice and ex Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. Based on reports in the papers and on her own account, Justice Morales was detained by the Hong Kong Immigration authorities for more than four hours during her recent trip there together with her family. No reason at all was given by the Immigration people, although some HK airport officials said that it was an “instruction” from somebody they did not identify. According to the former Ombudsman herself, she kept asking the HK Immigration people the reason for her detention and they only answered ambiguously, “for immigration reason.” It is quite obvious however that such move is due to the … [Read more...] about Suspicious and intriguing developments
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has said that the government will not tolerate anyone who disrupts the country’s security and democracy as civil unrest grips the capital city following the announcement of the result of the April 17 presidential election. Jokowi, who had declared his reelection victory after beating rival Prabowo Subianto by a margin of 11 percentage points, said that his administration would not give in to the rioters and that the authorities would take stern actions against those who violated the law. “I am open to anyone who wants to join hands to build and develop this country together, but I will not tolerate those who disrupt security, the process of democracy and the unity of our beloved country,” Jokowi said on Wednesday at the Merdeka Palace in Jakarta. “There is no other option. The military and the police will carry out stern actions in accordance with the law,” Jokowi added. The president, who was … [Read more...] about President Jokowi warns of ‘stern actions’ against rioters